Cheers to Big Beers!

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Big Beers and Barley Wines 2015 will be held inside the Roundhouse at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds on October 3 from 4 to 8 p.m. All proceeds from the event go directly to Resident Home Association.

What started as an idea for a small, intimate beer tasting in 2009 has quickly grown into the region’s premier beer tasting, where beer geeks can sample a variety of limited and hard-to-find craft beers all in one event. Big Beers features more than 80 brews from premium craft brewers such as Founders, Dark Horse, Bell’s and New Holland. Big Beers will also feature some of the best Ohio breweries: Toxic Brew Co., Warped Wing, Yellow Springs Brewing, Dayton Beer Co., 5th Street Brewpub, Hairless Hare, Jackie O’s, Blank Slate, Rhinegeist, Rivertown, Elevator, Listermann/Triple Digit and many more.

Tickets Available online at: and at the following ticket sellers:

Belmont Party Supply
Ollie’s Place
5th Street Wine & Deli
Bee Gee’s Market
Barrel House
Boston’s Bistro & Pub
Chappy’s Tap Room
King’s Table
Lucky’s Tap Room & Eatery
South Park Tavern
Thai 9
Toxic Brew
Trolley Stop

More information can be found at or call Pam Skelly 937-278-0791


Day Hab Hospitality

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The best part of serving and hosting lunch may not be the food, even great dessert. For the participants in Choices’ Adult Day Services program (Day Hab) at the Kettering Recreation Center, the very best part recently was meeting new people and spending time with friends. Kettering Recreation provided the food and the Day Hab participants prepared and served the lunch for their guests from the Center.

The Kettering Recreation Center is one of several locations throughout the community that host Choices’ Adult Day program. Others include the Englewood, Huber Heights, West Carrollton and Preble County YMCAs. Participants enjoy a full-range of activities at these community locations, with a focus on setting and meeting goals for healthy living and having opportunities to meet new people and make new friends.

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More information about Choices Adult Day Program is available at


Voice of UD Flyers to emcee Talent Show

WHIO Radio’s Larry Hansgen, who serves as the radio voice of the University of Dayton Flyers, will be the emcee for Choices Annual Talent Show, with this year’s theme of Choices Voices.  The music and dancing to some of the biggest and best-known hits from today and across the years will get underway at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, October 9. The public is invited to join our performers for a great night of enthusiastic, energetic and downright contagious fun at Northview School, 8114 North Main Street.

In addition to joining us our emcee this year, Larry has been one of our favorite celebrity waiters for our annual Dining with the Stars event. He is also a member of our Partners Community Team, along with Nancy Wilson and John and Marty Moe of Irongate Realtors.

This is Choices’ 30th anniversary year of providing person-centered services in our community. Our Talent Show has been one of the highlights of almost every one of those years. In addition to the performances, we will have a 50/50 Jackpot drawing and will have our Partners 2015 Jingle Bucks tickets available. Mark your calendars now and plan on joining Larry and all our performers. You’re guaranteed a great time!



Resident Home welcomes new Board members

Resident Home Association is honored to welcome Paula Blosser and Tom Gmeiner to our Board of Trustees. Tom, who is a CPA and Tax Director with Brady Ware & Company, has served previously as a member of the Board. He has also served on the Board of the Montgomery County Board of Developmental Disabilities Services. Tom’s parents, Ed and Betty Gmeiner, were early pioneers in advocating for community-based homes and services and were founding members of Resident Home Association.

Paula, who is serving as a family representative on our Board, is the sister of Keith Savage who has lived for many years in our Greenhill home. She is the president of Britton & Associates Court Reporters.

Tom and Paula join our other Board members: Gary Newton (President); Carl Eubank; Vivienne Himmell; Nora Rutherford; and Steve Schulte. Our Board members serve in a volunteer capacity and give of their own time and resources to lead and guide us in meeting our mission.